Today's Zaman

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Today's Zaman
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Feza Publications
Editor Sevgi Akarcesme[1]
Founded 2007 (2007)
Ceased publication July 2016
Headquarters Bahcelievler, Istanbul, Turkey
Website[dead link]

Today's Zaman (Zaman is Turkish for 'time' or 'age') was an English-language daily newspaper based in Turkey. Established on 17 January 2007, it was the English-language edition of the Turkish daily Zaman. Today's Zaman included domestic and international coverage, and regularly published topical supplements. Its contributors included cartoonist Cem Kızıltuğ.

On 4 March 2016, a state administrator was appointed to run Zaman as well as Today's Zaman.[2] It is widely believed that the Turkish government's appointment of trustees to a number of media organizations was an attempt to silence voices critical of the government.[citation needed] Since a series of corruption investigations went public on 17 December 2013 which targeted high ranking government officials, the Turkish government has been putting pressure on media organizations that are critical of it.

As of 9 March 2016, the website of Today's Zaman had not been updated since 5 March, while all archived articles prior to March 2016 were removed.

On July 20, 2016, five days after the military coup attempt, Today's Zaman was shut down after an executive decree by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; arrest warrants were issued for 47 former staff. Zaman was described by an official as the “flagship media organisation” of the Gülen-led movement.[3][4]


  1. ^ Akarcesme, Sevgi. "Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Despotic Zeal." New York Times. 8 March 2016. 8 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Turkish Daily's First Edition after Government Takeover Adopts pro-erdogan Line". Haaretz. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Chris Johnston and agencies in Istanbul (July 27, 2016). "Turkey coup attempt: arrest warrants issued for former newspaper staff". The Guardian. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ Maaike Goslinga, Zeynep Sentek (July 22, 2016). "How Turkey invited and then quashed an attempted coup: the inside scoop". The Correspondent. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 

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